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Wiston Churchyard, South Lanarkshire

 
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:02 pm    Post subject: Wiston Churchyard, South Lanarkshire Reply with quote

Wiston Church is now a private residence. The churchyard is open to the public and there is a small war memorial (three names) next to the entrance gate. I did not have a camera with me on my visit, following up the information in "Wiston and Roberton Churchyards Monumental Inscriptions".
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Name: GILLESPIE, ALEXANDER DOUGLAS
Initials: AD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 4th Bn attd 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 26/9/1915
Age: 26
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Gillespie, of "Goldenfields", Liphook, Hants.
Panel Reference: Panel 125 to 127
Memorial: Loos Memorial

Name: GILLESPIE, THOMAS CUNNINGHAM
Initials: TC
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 18/10/1914
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Gillespie, of Goldenfields, Liphook, Hants.
Panel Reference: Panel 15
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial

Name: GILLESPIE, JOHN RONALD
Initials: JR
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer
Service Number: 182168
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 78 Sqdn
Date of Death: 7/10/1944
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of Ronald Dae and Kathleen Gillespie, of Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire.
Grave Reference: Spec Memorial 31 D 1
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

Name: GILLESPIE, IAN GEORGE
Initials: IG
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Flying Officer
Service Number: J/14698
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force, 404 Sqdn
Date of Death: 22/12/1943
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of Erroll P. and Catharine Gillespie, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Panel Reference: Panel 173
Memorial: Runnymede Memorial.

The gravestone reads: This stone is placed here by Thomas Paterson Gillespie (Younger son of Alexander Gillespie of Biggar Park) and Elizabeth Hall Chalmers his wife in memory of their sons who fell in the Great War “At the commandment if the holy one they will stand in their order and never faint in their watches” Alexander Douglas Gillespie of Winchester College and New College, Oxford, 2nd Lieut. 4th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Att.2nd Batt) b. 23.6.1889 killed at the Battle of Loos 25.9.1915 Thomas Cunningham Gillespie of Winchester College and New College, Oxford, Lieut. 2nd Batt. King’s Own Scottish Borderers b. 14.12.1892 killed near La Bassee 18.10.1914. They lie in unknown graves in Flanders, but their grand-parents for 5 generations are buried here, and these 2 brothers were of the 7th generation from James Gillespie d. 1695 and whose grave is in the South West Corner of this Churchyard Pilot Officer John Ronald Gillespie, R.A.F. b. 27.6.1924 killed in action over Germany 7.10.1944 great grandson of Alexander Gillespie of Biggar Park. Flying Officer Ian George Gillespie, R.C.A.F. of Victoria, B.C. Canada b. 17.9.1924 killed in action (Sq#404) attacking enemy Naval Force off Norway 22.12.1943 great great grandson of George Gillespie of Biggar Park.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WILSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 28497
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 10th Bn
Date of Death: 23/7/1918
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of George Wilson, of Castledykes, Wiston, Lamington, Lanarkshire.
Memorial: Soissons Memorial

Margaret Crosbie Cold d. at Castledykes 8.5.1906 aged 31y wife of George Wilson. Also their 2nd son John, Scottish Rifles killed in action in France 23.7.1918 aged 20y. Also their grand-daughter Margaret Crosbie Cold Lothian d. 7.12.1955 aged 36y. Also the above George Wilson d. 6.2.1959 aged 85y. Also their 2nd daughter Helen Brown Wilson d. 21.5.1976 aged 72y
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Name: NEILSON, H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 37268
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st/8th Bn
Date of Death: 18/12/1917
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Neilson, of Woodlands Farm, Leemahagow, Lanarkshire. Born at Wiston, Lamington, Lanarkshire.
Grave Reference: XVI F 3
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery

Erected by John & Margaret Neilson in memory of John Neilson their father d. at Wiston Place 17.2.1910 aged 80y, Hugh their son d. in hospital at Deir, Sineid, Palestine 18.12.1917 aged 20y loved by all who knew him. The above John Neilson d. at Canada 10.8.1932 aged 66y. The above Margaret Neilson d. at Wiston 24.4.1942 aged 76y Roberton
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In memory of John McCaskie, Livestock Auctioneer served with the Lovat Scouts d. 3.5.1982 aged 64y very dear husband of Margaret Downie.
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